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missing toenails?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by klf73, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Ok, I hatched some appenzeller spitzhauben, some were missing toenails on a toe or two. What causes this? They don't seem to be affected by it and none have grown any after the fact [​IMG] . Should these be culls? Is it genetic?

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sounds genetic to me. I guess you'd cull depending on your breeding plans.
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    I just wanted to keep a trio, not going to show. I actually got them more for my daughter, she really likes the look of the breed. Thanks for the quick reply silkiechicken [​IMG]
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    i have one chicken with no middle toenails. she does just fine, but wouldn't be a breeding chicken. it looks really weird! [​IMG]

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